Where did you get it? Are you happy with it? Do they play in it? What did you pay for it?
(I would prefer buy and install options because we aren't "buildy" types.)
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15-10-2013 20:09 #1
Tell me about your kid's cubby house?
15-10-2013 20:25 #2
Overall I am happy with the finished product. The installation process was a TOTAL PITA. I cannot emphasise that enough. The instructions were insufficient, they required a lot of guess work, phone calls back and forth and were deceptive. Very disappointing for the $3000 plus we paid.
The kids are in it every day especially when friends come over.
Would I do that cubby again? No, I would get one that was on the ground - but it was gifted to my children from their grandparents so I didn't get much of a say.
Would I get a cubby from the, again? Maybe yes, as we have done it before but if you are NOT handy at all, this company is not for you.
15-10-2013 20:31 #3
my dad built one for me (hes very hands on and build everything), its been standing well over 20yrs, and still there! (I'm 28 he made it when I was around 4)
They lined it with lino, put a locking door (from the outside only, with a padlock) perspex windows, lined roof etc etc... I loved it! En used yo always play in it as kids.
From memory, Its about 4.5ft door height, 6ft or a bit more at the top of the peak. I don't think it cost them anything or very little? He worked for a transport company, and there was often timber, plywood etc laying around.
Ds has a "childrens cottage" from bunnings. He loves it, but on his own, doesn't use it as much as I expected. They are around $160. Its plastic, cones with instructions and screws together. Its about 120cm square and high.
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15-10-2013 21:44 #4
DH just finished building DS one for his birthday - we were going to buy it but it was close to $4000! He absolutely loves it, would spend all day in it if he could ! We've made underneath a cafe and put his ikea kitchen and pretend food stuff in there , painted one of the walls with blackboard paint, have a steering wheel and telescope and pretend phone and are just about to put a letterbox on the front! We call it the duplex as its 2 story plus underneath and a slide , its sort of a cubby/ fort - I prefer the open ones over the closed traditional ones as you can see what they are up too ! this is a photo of it nearly finished - ill take a new one later to show you it finished! ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1381837388.434340.jpg
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15-10-2013 22:21 #5
I love that @Elijahs Mum . I was just looking at some like that on a facebook page.
I think I agree about the open sides too. It would also be easier to keep an eye out for spiders etc without having to stand on your head to get in to check for that sort of thing....or extract the child in question to come in for dinner.
16-10-2013 03:37 #6Senior Member
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subbing to post a photo of ours when Im on a device that has one. We got DD a raised cubby built by a retired (well kinda) builder and he designed it as part of an outdoor playground.
It has a custom built kitchen in it, a slide off it and a telescope and steering wheel. When DD is older we will add monkey bars or climbing net etc. so it is good that it is able to 'grow' with her a little.
16-10-2013 06:57 #7
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16-10-2013 07:36 #9
We were thinking about getting one this year.
DH heard a radio interview with the owner of Aaron's outdoor cubbies. We went on their website and they look good.
16-10-2013 07:43 #10Senior Member
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